Black History Matters

Members of the Black Business Student Association answer the question: “What does Black History Month mean to you?”

February 24, 2021

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Students from the Black Business Student Association at the GSB

Students from the Black Business Student Association at the GSB. Top, left to right: Brent Westbrook, Oriekose Idah, Wes Adams, Meghan Hunter. Bottom, Left to right: Micah Greenberg, Izunna Okonkwo, Melanie Okuneye, Adiam Tesfalul | Photos by Allison Felt

“Black History Month is a time of reflection and praise: celebrating the sacrifice and impact of the Black people that came before me, appreciating the Black excellence that surrounds me, and respecting all the work still to come,” says Oriekose Idah, MBA ’21.

Idah is one of eight members of the Stanford GSB Black Business Student Association asked to summarize the importance of Black History Month in their lives. Their responses are below.

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